Hold Back Time (2003)
Coming just one year after both Live From Boulevard Music and Adieu Jacques, Hold Back Time represented the high point of Noel's return to recording after the millennium.
Tracks include a new version of the 1969 single Sparrow, as well as Noel's self-penned song Avalon and a number of other well known tunes, such as Spanish is the Loving Tongue and Leonard Cohen's Song of Bernadette.
Other stand-outs include The Night I Heard Caruso Sing, the folk song Dark-Eyed Molly, the laid-back Tin Whistle Tune and a lovely cover of Ralph McTell's Lunar Lullaby.
As a whole, the album has a gentle, laid-back feel with Noel's acoustic guitar only backed by a touch of harmonica and violin here and there.
It is available to buy directly from Noel here.
The Last Cheater's Waltz
Tin Whistle Tune
Ne Me Quittes Pas
Song of Bernadette
Ooh La La
Spanish is the Loving Tongue
The Streets of Baltimore
The Night I Heard Caruso Sing (listen)
L'amour C'est Comme un Jour
Hold Back Time
Noel Harrison vocals and guitar
Jimmy Smith guitar and bass
Jean Sidbury violin
Dave McKelvey Harmonica
Van Dyke Parks piano on Hold Back Time.
Recorded by Jimmy Smith at Lemontunes July 2003.
Watch Noel perform Dark-Eyed Molly live at East Budleigh in 2008.